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Friday, October 28, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Blair Richardson, PE, CEM, CGD, CLEP, LEED

Conventional HVAC systems
Principles of the variable air volume (VAV) system
Benefits and drawbacks of VAV systems
Technology of VAV systems
Components, sizing and installation
Performance monitoring
Case studies


 Webinar Instructions
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSWs 

International Code Council:


Continuing Education Credit Information 
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.

The International Code Council has approved HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Energy.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Blair Richardson, P.E., CEM, CGD, CLEP, LEED

Mr. Richardson has over 12 years of experience in building design and construction. His focus has been bringing energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency together in every project. Reducing energy use through strategic and targeted energy conservation measures Mr. Richardson have been able to show clients how sustainability can improve their bottom line; utilizing tax credits, rebates, and incentives to reduce the cost of capital projects. He has a strong background in design-build and the integrated design process. Throughout his career he has worked with architects, engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and owners to facilitate successful projects. Mr. Richardson earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maine in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED accredited professional (in addition to other certifications). He serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE, as well as heading several committees; is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; Past Director for a regional non-profit; is a corresponding executive committee member for the Housatonic Boy Scout Council; and is an avid outdoorsman. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Deep Dive into Variable Air Volume (VAV) Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course provides an in-depth analysis of variable air volume (VAV) systems. Specifically, this course will explain the benefits and drawbacks of VAV systems, describe how they work, and discuss the performance and required maintenance of the systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the science and principles behind VAV systems and explain why and how they are more energy-efficient than conventional HVAC systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of VAV systems, such as affordable operation versus a higher up-front cost.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify the components and technology of VAV systems, understand the installation process, and describe how the system works.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to monitor the performance of VAV systems and perform the required maintenance.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HVAC systems and principles

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.